Is anyone else slowly losing interest in HomePod?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by AyeKay15, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. AyeKay15 macrumors member

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    #1
    After researching more into it, it's not worth the $350 for a speaker with Siri, no matter how good the sound is. They should've made an HomePod Dot
     
  2. - rob - macrumors 6502

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    The problem I have with Homepod is it is too expensive and nice to casually use / throw around.

    The UE Boom 2 is now very cheap, has a decent range over BT and takes all kinds of damage. It is versatile for around the house where we don't have airplay speakers set up, and for all kinds of outdoor activities.

    I don't worry about busting up the UE Boom 2, I worry about not bringing it everywhere it might be fun. I've dropped the boom on cement, dunked it in water, gotten it covered in dust and dirt it is still working great.

    But I would not take a HomePod out of the house. The product is only as good as its durability, and for perspective I normally don't use cases on my iphones. Since you can get siri with a UE Boom, it doesn't really add much that there are little swirly lights on the top.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G4

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    The HomePod is NOT a portable device, nor does it have any portable power supply. It is intended to be placed in one spot and left there. It even calibrates it's acoustic's to this 'permanent' location. If you move it to another location you must set it up for the new spot.
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    I was very excited about HomePod when it was announced and if it was available right then I would have ordered it. However since it wasn't available and I've had time to consider it more I decided I don't want to spend $350 on a Siri speaker.

    Instead I decided to try the Google Home and it should be delivered to me this afternoon. For $130 I'm willing to give it a try and see how it goes.

    For in-house portability I have one of those Anker Soundcore BT speakers and I love it. The battery lasts forever for me and the sound is acceptable for what it is and it has served me well for over a year now.
     
  5. wesley96 macrumors 6502

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    I'm still interested in it. Just that my wallet is less willing as days go by. :)
     
  6. Getintothegame macrumors member

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    I'm actually gaining interest in it, but I just want more information. I wish it was a little bigger, but excited to play with it in person. I love Siri, so I can't wait to have another product in the Apple ecosystem.
     
  7. ImBuz macrumors 6502

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    You can get a Google dot free with Google Pixel purchase
     
  8. cynics macrumors G4

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    I'm still as interested as I've always been (not much). But I've been wanting a Alexa like speaker, Siri + Homekit would be nice to have in the main living area 24/7, plus I'm really curious to hear the sound quality. I'm going to wait for reviews first though.
     

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